Ronald Gilbert Smith

A celebration of life gathering for Cortez resident Ronald Gilbert Smith will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, March 23 at Ertel Memorial Chapel.

Ron was born September 22, 1931 in Colorado Springs, Colo. the son of Orlo Jared and Ella Celia (Franklin) Smith. He passed away on Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2013 at his Cortez residence at the age of 81.

Services are under the direction of Ertel Funeral Home. For further information or to send condolences, log on to and click on the obituary section.